Sunday, 29 June 2014

Nanaimo bird report, June 29, 2014

 
NANAIMO BIRD REPORT
" EXPLORE NATURE---GO BIRDING"


To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at 
 
Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone number along with the date, the species and location of
your sighting.
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Sunday, June 29, 2014:
The Sunday bird walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. The morning was sprinkling with light showers and sunny periods. The bird of the morning was the Yellow Warbler which we saw and heard throughout the morning. A flock of Bushtits were feeding near the trail giving us good close views.
Bushtit: Ralph Hocken Photo. 
Thirteen birders saw and heard the following forty-three species:
Canada Geese, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Wood Duck,  American Widgeon, Hooded Merganser, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle,
 Red-tailed Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Rufous Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Black Swift, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Willow Flycatcher, Pacific-sloped Flycatcher,  Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bushtit, Marsh Wren, Bewick's Wren, Black-headed Grosbeak, Eurasian Collared Dove, American Robin, Swainson’s Thrush, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Warbling Vireo, Yellow Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler,  Common Yellowthroat, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Brewer’s Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch and  House Sparrow.
Yellow Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo.  
Saturday, June 28:
Seven Vaux's and Black Swifts were seen high over Meridian Way in Parksville. 
Tuesday, March 24:
Tuesday's bird walk went to Lot 10 in Qualicum Beach.  The morning started out with heavy drizzle, but began to clear by the time we reached the river.  There seemed to be a multitude of American Robins on this walk.  We were treated with the sighting of a Great Horned Owl not far in on a side trail, and also watched a Rough-winged Swallow flying out over the river.  One Purple Martin was spotted high above the trees.  We were also lucky enough to watch a Hermit Thrush feeding on the rocks along the river edge.
                                                 American Robin: Ralph Hocken Photo.                                               
12 happy birders saw or heard the following 27 species:
Bald Eagle, Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Purple Martin, Great Horned Owl, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Bewick's Wren, Pacific Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, American Goldfinch, Brown-headed Cowbird

Good Birding, Have fun,
Rhonda=
 
A special thanks to Rhonda, Paul and John for leading the Tuesday bird walk. 
              Warbling Vireo: Ralph Hocken Photo.  
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Everyone is welcome to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on the Sunday and
Tuesday mornings. We leave from the Store at 9 a.m. on Sunday Mornings and go to a different location in and around Nanaimo and from the Parksville Beach Community Park at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and go to different areas in and around the Oceanside area.
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The Tuesday bird walk on July 01, 2014 will be going to Springwood Park in Parksville. Meet at Parksville Bay Community Park at the parking lot near the Lion’s Playground at 9:00 a.m. or at the west end of Despard Avenue at about 9:15 a.m..
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The Sunday bird walk on July 06, 2014 will be going to Hemer Park in Cedar.  Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or the parking lot at Hemer Park. Follow Cedar Road to Hemer Road (look for the Hemer sign) at about 9:30 a.m. 
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British Columbia rare bird alert link---
 
http://www.bcbirdalert.blogspot.ca/  
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WildResearch link---
http://www.wildresearch.ca/
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West coast environment link--
 
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Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669 
Fax: 250-390-1633
Email: 
thebackyard@shaw.ca
Blog: 
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com
 

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